Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm back

Hi everyone.  Thanks for all the prayers and support.  I'm back from Ethiopia now and feeling well.  The trip was successful in a lot of ways and Phil and I are excited to be home telling everyone about what was done.  Throughout the trip we were able to fix up much of the building-finishing the classroom, furnishing and painting the office, and redoing a whole kitchen as well as putting new tin on the roof where necessary.  This took a lot of time, but Abush and Aweke did hard work accomplishing everything.

After helping see what needed to be done on the building we were able to buy the supplies needed: the wash machine, kitchen materials, desks, chairs, everything for day one that would help the project succeed.  On our last day we were able to meet the children who will attend our program.  

Through this partnership with Arise for Children, 10 children will have their school paid for.  This means that their monthly school fees, uniforms, books and supplies will all be provided.  Along with this, they will have three days of tutoring a week.  One day will be in English, one in Mathematics, and one day is a Bible study. 

 When they arrive after school there will be a time to play soccer, relax, and be a kid.  Then, a meal will provided.  For those of the kids that would like the assistance, we have a wash machine to keep their uniform clean.  After the meal they will have their tutoring and be able to go home well fed with a mind engaged and a clean uniform in hand.  I will take time to introduce you to the staff and kids in the following days.  For now, thanks for all of your support and prayers.  God bless all of you.

1 comment:

  1. It is so exciting to read about your trip and all the things that are happening at LIA. I am looking forward to the day that I get to see it all myself, but until then I will live through you! :) Can't wait to see the staff and kiddos.